Maintaining updated in vitro plant subcultures is essential for commercial micropropagation and tissue culture research. In unusual situations, the subcultures can be delay and the slow-growth in vitro storage technic could be applied to reduce the loss of plant material. The present study aimed to evaluate the slow-growth in vitro storage of banana plantlets (‘Prata Catarina’; group AAB) under different light spectra. Shoot cultures in MS medium without plant growth regulators were maintained under blue (B), red (R), red plus blue (R2B), and white (CW) light spectra (25°C ± 2°C; 50 µmol m -2 s -1 ) for up to 140 days. The plantlets maintained under the R, CW, and R2B spectra did not survive after 140 days of in vitro slow-growth storage. The plantlets maintained under the B spectrum survived after 140 days of in vitro slow-growth storage and showed little browning.